What you need to know
- Microsoft is looking to add more than 20 engineers to the Your Phone team.
- Your Phone allows you to connect your phone and PC and is a key part of Microsoft's mobile strategy.
- The app has received new features and grown significantly since its launch.
Microsoft's Your Phone is a core part of the company's mobile effort. It allows users to sync text messages, notifications, and photos between their phone and PC. Newer beta versions can even mirror some Android phones on Windows 10 PCs. Microsoft is looking to increase its efforts with Your Phone by expanding its team. Vishnu Nath, Director of Program Management, tweeted that Microsoft is looking to hire over 20 additional engineers.
Nath shared the link to a Microsoft careers page that includes the relevant job listings. Available jobs include software engineer, principal software engineering lead, senior software engineer, and senior program manager.
We are continuing to hire in a BIG way for our #YourPhone team focused on building cross device experiences! Come join us as we are looking for (20+) Software engineers including managers and PM! 📱💻 https://t.co/CbBp0cEEAR— Vishnu Nath 📱💻📲⌨️ (@VishnuNath) July 18, 2019
While the exact size of the Your Phone team isn't known, an increase of over 20 people is significant. Microsoft is doubling down on its efforts on Android with Your Phone, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Launcher, all of which Nath works on.
Your Phone syncs your photos, text messages, and notifications between your phone and your PC.
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Each and every one of these charging gadgets will keep your favorite gear and gadgets going for longer, and none of them costs more than $30.
VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank ($13 at Dell)
This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.
Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (From $13 at Dell)
Panasonic's rechargeable batteries are among the best available, and just a couple of them will keep your favorite remote, mice or other peripherals powered up when you need them. They're also eco. And the company's affordable charger fits and charges both AA and AAA batteries at the same time.
Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad ($30 at Dell)
This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.
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